NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today that on June 4, 2003 they will begin marketing the SO505i, the world’s first camera phone equipped with a 1.3-megapixel (effective resolution) CCD camera. This is the second model in the new 505i series of enhanced-2G handsets. Equipped with a Flash browser, 505i series handsets can access a broad range of rich content and applications with highly fluid animation.
The SO505i offers a unique design for a mobile phone. Once unfolded, the screen-half can be rotated 180 degrees to sit on top of the phone’s lower half, thereby halving the phone’s length, but leaving the screen facing up. Buttons just below the screen enable the user to make calls, check e-mail and even browse websites with the handset “closed.”
The SO505i comes with a 16x digital zoom camera and 2.2-inch semi-transparent, 262,144-color TFT screen. Extra-high resolution makes the SO505i ideal for enjoying photos sent with DoCoMo’s i-shot(TM) picture messaging service. SO505i photos can be printed out with a resolution of 1.23 megapixels.
The phone shoots video clips at 5 frames/second and up 6.4 seconds in length.
The external storage slot accepts the Memory Stick Duo(TM), which can hold up to about 985 photos saved in the i-shot small-size format.
The SO505i is equipped for i-ppli DX(TM), the enhanced i-ppli(TM) service providing access to a wide range of content and applications. Using downloadable applications, it is possible to highly customize the SO505i’s address book and call log, as well as i-mode mail services.
The SO505i will be available through all DoCoMo sales channels. The price of the handset including Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Duo Adaptor will be open (unfixed). Its standard accessory kit, including battery pack, AC adaptor and desktop holder, will cost 5,700 yen*.
For more details on standard 505i series functions, please refer to the press release issued on April 8, 2003, located on the company’s website at www.nttdocomo.com. For the SO505i’s main specifications, please see below:
Main Specifications of SO505i
Height x Width x Thickness Approx. 105 x 50 x 30 mm (folded) Weight Approx. 145g Continuous Stand-by Time Approx. 400 hours Continuous Talk Time Approx. 140 minutes Data Transmission Speed Receiving: Max. 28,800 bpsSending: Max. 9,600 bps External Interface Infrared communication port Body Colors Cyber Blue Cyber Silver Cyber White
About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 44 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode(R), the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and Internet access to over 35 million subscribers, and FOMA(R), launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North and South America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (TSE: 9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.For further information, please visit the NTT DoCoMo home page at: www.nttdocomo.com/top.shtml
Contact NTT DoCoMoInternational PR, Public Relations Departmentpress_dcm@nttdocomo.com+81 3 5156 1366 June. 02, 2003, 15:57 (JST)
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